Yucca Pens Preserve

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Yucca Pens Preserve
(075/102/107/202/281)
4325 & 5201 Burnt Store Road N.
Cape Coral , Florida 33993

Total Acres: 231.03
Number of Parcels: 5
Total Cost: $1,647,400.00
Date Acquired: Friday, October 29, 1999 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

Coordinator: Hank Forehand
Telephone: (239) 822-7942

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Feral hog hunting occurs at this preserve. When a hunt is scheduled, the preserve may be closed with no public access. Visit our News page for information about any scheduled hunts and related preserve closures. Learn more about participating in a hog hunt.

This preserve is comprised of five land parcels acquired between 1999 and 2006, located in northwest Lee County in Cape Coral. Although there is no marked trail system, public access is permitted using an entrance gate across from Cape Coral Fire Department Station 7 on the 3900 Block of Burnt Store Road North. The main plant communities are mesic flatwoods, hammock and wet flatwoods.

Significant portions of the wetland and upland habitat of this preserve have been disturbed from previous agricultural uses, off-road vehicle activity, and the spread of invasive exotic plant species. Efforts to restore this habitat will benefit a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that rely on this habitat to survive.

Several restoration projects have been completed at this preserve, including prescribed burns, exotic plant removal and pine tree thinning. A hydrological restoration project was also completed on the central and southern sections of the preserve to enhance sheet flow for wetland areas. This preserve becomes very wet during the rainy season.


Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Fishing, Hiking (Unmarked or Fire Lines), Nature Study/Photography

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